Now that I have gotten a little more into the groove of this whole gluten-free thing I have started to brainstorm meal ideas. I think I may have mentioned a few times that I don’t enjoy eating the same things over and over. Instead, I’m always trying to think of an entirely new creation I have never tried before. Today’s recipe is the result of that overactive of mind of mine.
These days food allergies are a dime a dozen. It seems like everyone I know has someone in their fmaily who is dealing with at least 1 food intolerance or allergy. Long gone are the days where kids can bring baked goods, candy etc. into a classroom to share with everyone. I have even seen changes in my corporate office. Everything must be labeled vegan, vegetarian, sugar free, gluten free etc.
After what seems like the longest winter we’ve ever had the warmer weather is finally trying to peek through. Two weekends ago we had a true spring weather weekend and I was so happy to soak up every minute of it. One of the reasons I love springtime is the new food palate that begins. I start to slow down on making heavier comfort food dishes and start to mix in some lightened up meals. That weekend was the perfect, and really the first, opportunity of the new season to break out of the winter mold.
The 2014 Montclair Food and Wine Festival is quickly approaching. There is just over a month until the festivities begin! I’ll be attending for the first time this year and I know I am highly anticipating the event.
I finally won my boyfriend over on kale, just in time for that trend to be walking out the door (Just kidding…it’s still a big hit but veggies like cauliflower are now trying to steal the spotlight!).
As I am sure many of you know at this point I have gone gluten free (I have only mentioned it in every post this month!). I have been on the lookout for healthy snacks that are not a processed food replacement but also aren’t sacrificed on flavor. My coworker had stumbled upon these crunchy quinoa clusters on a recent trip to Wyoming and she shared a handful with me. I was quickly in love. The only problem was she couldn’t find them anywhere in NJ. So my one handful was just a snacking tease. I do want to say that I tried these quinoa goodies well before my “diet” began so they are not just a good gluten free pick they are an all around tasty nosh.
My Mom’s birthday was a few weeks ago and it has been a tradition the past few years that I cook the birthday meal. Leading up to the big day I called her to find out if she had anything in mind for this year’s dinner and she responded right away with…Shrimp and Grits. I had made this dish for her last year from an awesome recipe I found on Pinterest. The only problem was my prized pinned recipe could no longer be found on Pinterest. I hunted the internet to try and track down this recipe with no success.
I went on an adventure down to Englewood, FL (near Venice, FL for those of you not familiar with the area) a few weeks ago. My grandparents bought a condo down there a few years back where they spend their winters and it seemed like the perfect excuse to get out of the cold to visit them.
I first want to make a Public Service announcement and then I’ll get on to the recipe. I have gone Gluten Free, or at least I am trying to for 30 days. I know that there are a handful of reasons that people go Gluten Free. It could be that they are hopping on the diet trend bandwagon or that they suffer from Celiac Disease or, like in my case, are trying it out for another health reason.
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